Tang dynasty (618-907) - China
|Object:||court lady with TL|
|Century/ Timeframe:||Tang dynasty (618-907)|
|Dimensions (in cm):||54cm H|
|Condition:||Good Condition, See Photo|
RARE tall standing court lady dressed in court clothes.
Earthenware "mingqi", Tang dynasty (618-907).
Grey pottery coated with white slip and well-preserved black and orange cold-painted pigments.
The lady measures 54cm high and is in a wonderful condition.
This standing, slim court lady shows a serene facial expression. Her hair is tied in two large loops. Her upper garment has elaborate winged shoulders and a raised collar leading to a round-shaped front, which puts her long neck in value.
Her shoes have elaborate, up-turned lotus-form toes. Her elongated sleeves are representative of the court fashion at that time.
This high court woman is performing what appears to be a sedate dance; she is holding a round implement in both hands with strings or ribbons that functioned somewhat like castanets. (see last picture)
Ladies with gowns and headdresses as elaborate as these are quite rare among Tang figures. Their ornate style of dress and hairdo is in the latest fashion and place these ladies in the highest echelons of Tang society.
This lady comes with a TL certificate from Ralf Kotalla, consistent with the Tang period, in 3 different points. The TL made by Ralf Kotalla reveals that it is approximately 1320 years old (dating back to the early Tang Dynasty, 7th Century), which is a very distinctive style as compared to the later fashion of plump court ladies called “fat ladies”.
Belgian private collection.
FRAGILE TALL ITEM - would prefer a buyer around Belgium to be able to deliver it by car.
The seller guarantees that he is entitled to ship this lot. It will be safely sent in a wooden crate by FedEx or DHL.
Bidders outside Europe, please bear in mind that this is a tall and heavy item to ship.
|Member since:||December 8, 2015|
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.La statuette avait remis en mains propre par le propriétaire lui- même (Xavier). Xavier est une personne de connaissances extraordinaires dans l'art chinois. Ce fut un vrai plaisir de lui parler.
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|Rest of Europe||$355.08|
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